A new news release is available for you to view on the Police website:
Title: Wear the White Ribbon tomorrow, but take a stand against violence
Deputy Commissioner of the NZ Police, Rob Pope, will join police staff and
members of the Families Commission at the Wellington Railway Station
morning to hand out white ribbons to early morning commuters.
“By wearing the white ribbon, you are taking a stand against violence and
supporting the many organisations working to prevent violence in our homes
“I urge people to wear the ribbon tomorrow, but to support the message it
stands for, all year round,” said Mr Pope.
Over 12,000 ribbons have been distributed to Police staff to wear and to
out to members of the public for White Ribbon Day which is recognised by the
United Nations as the international day for the Elimination of Violence
Police will be out in force throughout the country in support of the day,
taking to streets and malls to hand out ribbons, fire-up BBQs for sausage
sizzles, and to take part in organised community events.
Police attended over 73,000 family violence occurrences In 2008/09 financial
year. In most cases women were the primary victims. This is also reflected
the deaths and injuries inflicted on women and children.
Police are working closely with many organisations like Women’s Refuge,
Victim Support, the National Network of Stopping Violence Services and many
others, in raising awareness of this issue by supporting the international
White Ribbon Day.
Photo opportunity for Media – Wellington Railway Station, 7am – 9am,
25th November. Deputy Comissioner
Pope along with other police staff and members of the Families Commission
will be handing out white ribbons to early morning commuters.
Contact: Jane Archibald 027 568 0267
Please view the full news release online at:
New Zealand Police